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, freedom fighter, hero for change and hope. the world celebrates the life of nelson mandela. >> he no longer belongs to u he belongs to the ages. >> nelson mandela said it, "it always seems impossible until it's done", for this towering revolutionary who spent decades in prison for believing in freedom and equality nothing is impossible. the world is a better place because of him. the former south african president died at his home. he was 95. outside crowds gathered all evening and in the morning and have been gathered four hours to mourn his passing, but to rejoice in a remarkable life. scenes are incredible, people dancing and singing. they are paying tribute to him. they are doing the same in new york. a famed venue in harlem, and the marr key honours nelson mandela. morgan radford is here in the studio. >> talk about the life of nelson mandela, and what he means to so many people. >> nelson mandela is a symbol of hope, freedom, a time in this world, and in our country and theirs when equality did not s did not reign free and is a symbol for young americans growing up understan
and to the citizen of the nation me loved. >> allen has more on nelson mandela's life. >> he was a prisoner and a president. a violent revolutionary and a moderate reformer. he was the face of change in turbulent south africa. his smile and his strength, power weapons in the fight for racial many people don't see it, against the government that applied. was on these savage attacks. leave south africa away from decades of racial separation and minority, white rule, was born in manage fella grew up in a rural roadless area near born to tribal royalty, he was adopted and raised by a chiefton after his father's death when he was just nine. he was the first in his y to attend school, where a missionary teacher gave him the first name nelson. his political activism began in college. join as boycott to school. he moved to johann studies law, and joins the african national congress, a political party and resistence moving fighting the segregation that was so deeply divisive. that passed laws taking segregation to an extreme. >> celebrated 3 million people to black homelands. denying their right to
us know we can become. >> across the globe people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >>> a new report reveals the jobs picture is brightening, and unemployment is falling. >>> and a major ice storm sweeps across the country, cutting power and delaying travel. >>> across the world people are remembers nelson mandela. there is mourning. but also celebration for the life of a man who changed a nation and became a global icon by sheer force of character. there will be public remembrances for the next week and a half culminating in a state funeral. nick reports from johannesberg. >> reporter: for south africans today is for mourning. madeba as he was known widely was the father of this country. >> somehow we believe that [ inaudible ] but we'll have to accept the humble request of [ inaudible ] to come together and mourn. >> reporter: he might have been sick for a long time, but people here are still shocked. they have lost a revolutionary leader. >> even though one knew that this day would come because of his age, there still is a huge sense of loss, a deep sense of empt
finnegan with the continuing coverage of the life and death of nelson mandela. south africans remember the man who lead them out of white-only rule. >>> i'm barbara in london, remembering mandela in europe. the statesman who touched a generation. [ gunfire ] >>> in other news, france s more troops to the central african republic a day after violence left more than a hundred people dead. a cash for work scheme is winning praise for cleanup after typhoon haiyan. >>> we begin this news hour then with the dae of nelson mandela. the president of south africa addressed the country to reveal details of theno carrierringrin0 [ technical difficulties ] >> and thank you for making south africa what it is today. nelson mandela inspired millions of people to reconcile and forgive. in the coming days they will honor his legacy and memory as they begin to prepare to say good-bye. >> so the state funeral as you said next sunday december 15th. south africa won't have seen a state occasion like it. and with so many world leaders flying in, it is likely to be a logistical nightmare. >> yes, it is. but t
of the antiapartheid leader. this as scene outside the family home. early in the morning, now nelson mandela the first president of south africa has died surrounded by his wife and family. he was 95. from there around the world, people are paying tribute to the freedom fighter. i was with him in his home. >> which is where i met mr. mandela when i was with jesse jackson. >> what was that like. >> this is a man whose mind is so sharp. in that in his voice, hello. are you happy to see me today. i said i am sir, i am here to see you today. he was eating breakfast, and reading newspapers in four different languages. reading in zulu, reading in english, it was really remarkable. how sharp his mind was, if i can only be that sharp at that age. >> clearly, when i look at a picture like that of you, and this group that had come to see nelson mandela. >> his life was pretty great then. >> obviously, you weren't around when a lot of the bad things happen. >> you are showing my age, john. i think yo are showing my life. as i mentioned to you elier, this was very symbolic especially because he is from a tribe i g
-old american hs been released from korea. >>> a world without nelson mandela. >>> help wanted. a december surprise on the job front more companies are hiring but does that mean the country is turning around. >>> the luck of the draw. the world cup selection is set. the u.s. is facing some tough odds but don't count the team out. >>> and we begin with more news, breaking news out of north korea. american citizen merle newman has been frie freed after beingd bheldby north korea for a month. new dollarsman wags was te detaa sightseeing tour. melissa is live in san lan witht developmentses. developments. as you can imagine the family has been zpi distraught. the north korean's famously unpreictable. the u.s. state department had this statement. >> we are pleased that mr. newman has been allowed to depart from the dprk and rejoin his family zplmp. this positive decision shows the continuing detention of mr. bay who has been in dprk custody for over a year. the dprk the official name of north korea. vice president biden had comments about merle newman's release. >> it's a positive thing they ha
. [ singing ] >> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ] >> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanctuary for protesters, sometimes violated by the police. >> so why do you think police threw tear gas insi
for the father of a face - the latest from south africa as people celebrate the life of nelson mandela. >> it has been almost 20 years trying to bring about a global trade deal. the world trade organization has come up with an agreement said to be worth $18 trillion for the international economy. >> it is so agreed. >> the deal was made in bali and indonesia, aimed at increasing global commerce and making it easier for poorer countries to do trade. >> for the first time in our history we have truly delivered. we have achieved something significant. people all around the world will benefit from the package delivered here today. >> here is what is it could mean. it's claimed it will create 21 million jobs, 18 million in developing countries and cut red removing the need for many taxes and bribes. the w.t.o. is trying to remove all subsidies. the deal means that some developing countries can keep them in they are needed to feed the poor. the results are yet to be seen. india is happy it can keep its subsidy. >> i view this as a victory for the farmers of india, for the farmers, for subsistence farme
and be guided by the prepared to die for >> nelson mandela's family share their grief as the world mourns. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> translation: we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day.
will have to be made. >> it's sunday in south africa. the country's official week of mourning for nelson mandela has begun. it is well into sunday morning, yet there is still a few dye hards. to my left on the streets, it played a few part in nelson mandela's life and the life of apartheid. so many came out to honour the struggle and the lessons that he left with. >> this street hosted apartheid's bloodiest battle and thanked its famous residents for winning the fight. outside nelson mandela's house, and played protest songs. >> in a quiet corner, nelson mandela was thanked. this was a champ, he coaches kids to box because nelson mandela asked him to. nelson mandela urged him to help his community and to take his anger out on the community, not the street. >> i wouldn't be alive today. i help the children now. >> nelson mandela loved boxing. he considered it an outlet for stress and anger. >> he trained here. it's the soweto ymca today. >> today young men from soweto train in a mooederb space. when nelson mandela boxed here, it was made of concrete. >> there were hard times. >> thanks to
and called for the release of kenneth bay. >> now to the passing of nelson mandela. you are seeing live pictures where people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life with dance, prayer and a photograph. it was a unique gift to bring people together even in death. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. south africa is not present. this couple remembered the man called tata. >> to see this many people across - across borders and across races singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. he was the greatest father in the world. >> during apartheid black south africans couldn't even walk the streets. now they come here to sing. old protest songs. [ singing ] >> they danced to songs about nelson mandela's life. he empowered them and the country to emerge from their laws. >> what have you taken from his leadership? >> unity. that's the most important thing. >> peace, reconciliation, that was the message, a message we have to teach our children and our children's children
finnegan, with our continuing coverage of the life and death of nelson mandela. [ singing ] >> south africans remember the man who lead them out of white-only rule. [ gunfire ] >>> in other news, france deploys more troops to the central african republic, a day after violence lead more than a hundred people dead. >>> and a cash for work scheme is winning praise for helping in the cleanup after typhoon haiyan. ♪ >>> so we begin with the death of nelson mandela. tributes are being paid and prayers today for the icon. the country's first black president died at his home on thursday at the age of 95. the president of south africa addressed the country to reveal further detiles of funeral arrangements. the south african government declared this sunday as a national day of prayer and reflection, and from december 11th, mandela's body will lie in state at key government buildings in the capital of victoria. then on sunday december 15th, he'll be laid to rest in a private ceremony. >> this international icon was a symbol of reconciliation, unity, love, human rights and justice in our count
1994 when nelson mandela delivered a first address as president of south africa. now an opportunity for them to learn about the democracy path that was born at that time. >> the first step on this side, that side - it's got an emblem. the president sits there alone. this is where he has his own place. >> from the tour guide an anecdote demonstrating that the great can get it wrong. >> the former president was making is a speech in this house. once he was making a speech he noted a red button flicking next to him. he wanted to know what was going on. he had to stop and find out as to what was really going on. he was told, "mr president, you don't have to worry. no one is in danger. the reason that red light goes on is because you should have finished speaking a long time ago." >> underlying the better life that nelson mandela made. >> i think it is a big thing for me, that nobody would have done for me. >> i think he played a role, especially for the young people of today. he made a sacrifice for where we are today. there's a lot of opportunities that came from what - from the decisi
of nelson mandela makes its first statement since his death as the memorial grows for the antiapartheid leader. power outages and a travel nightmare. wintry weather spreads across the u.s. >> tonight a u.s. veteran is home with his family after being held in north korea for more than a month. merrill newman arrived in the 85-year-old was accused of committing crimes while he served in the korean war. his family called merrill newman's time in north korean's hands, "a very difficult ord eel", >> melissa chan has the story. >> when merrill newman made the trip, he would not have known how difficult it would turn out. after weeks of detention he's in the u.s., looking healthy, with his wife by his side and a simple message. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired, but happy to be with my family now. thank you all for the support. very much appreciated. >> merrill newman was a soldier in a korean war. his visit to pyongyang was a long-planned vacation down memory lain. he was no ordinarily soldier. the north koreans released this concession video, likely forced by newman, admitting h
. >>> world leaders are making their way to south africa, honoring nelson mandela. troops on the ground in the central african republic, there to stop the violence that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. the clock is once again ticking for congress for lawmakers it is the final week of the year. both houses in washington at the same time, and both houses facing a laundry list of things that need to be done. the biggest of course being the budget. and new spending bill would help avoid the government shutdown just like the one we went through in october. our white house correspondent mike viqueria is in washington. what happens if congress doesn't reach that end of the year deadline? >> del, there are a couple of things going on. the budget meeting they set that for december theant and you're -- 13th, you're absolutely right. the house of representatives they are here for hardly six months of the year, if you put it together that way. there are a whole list of things that need to get done if americans, particularly lower income americans aren't going to be suffering going into t
is headed east. >> south africa will honor nelson mandela with more than a week of memorial events. he died at the age of 95. his countrymen are grieving, but many are using his passing to celebrate a life well lived. we have the story now from johannesburg. >> reporter: it's the night of chanting for the man who they call father. father of the nation being celebrated for incredible grace, the man who transcended class and race. for south africans the day is for morning. mandiba, he was the father of the nation is it. >> they would come together and mourn. >> he might have been sicked for a long time, but people here are shot. they're mourning for their leader. >> we knew that this would come because of mandiba's age there is a huge sense of loss you. >> young and old, white and black, remembered his grace, his generosity of spirit. >> i'm just glad he did all he did for us. hopefully we continue the legacy he left. >> reporter: a legacy of forgiveness and reconciliation that this country is deeply missing. over the next ten days mandela's body will lie instate. mandela always said that a m
. >>> south african mourners are holding vigils and memorials for nelson mandela continues. and this marijuana ingredient is bringing hundreds of families with epileptic children to colorado. >> we'll start with the legacy of nelson mandela. >> part of successful white government that kept nelson mandela in jail and then served for mandela. as u.s. ambassador and then foreign minister it was his task to defend the continued imprisonment of nelson mandela and other political opponent. but privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> i submitted a memorandum, due to the effect that mr. mandela ought to be released that we're bringing a bigger martyr of him every day he stays in prison, and that his international aclaim and status would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any more. unfortunately, it continued on. >> here we have a man 27 years in prison. the day he was released he displayed the acumen and attitude of an american who has been a president before. amazing. amazing what insight he had into the minds of people. and for that matter into world affair
declared its own defense zone. >>> around the world, remembering nelson mandela. brace yourself. things like this are happening across the country today. >> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone. one announced by china last month. al jazeera's hear faucett reports. >> south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but they extend to areas of land and sea. a submerged rocky reef, under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights above. >> the new korean air space defense accommodation zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region. does not overlap with neighboring countries. over i.odo's waters. >> seoul's move comes two weeks after china's zone of south korea and japan. the new zone extends larger into the larger chinese one and also of that and japan. requiring foreign aircraft to identify themselves,. >> translator: we believe this will not significantly imp
tensions on the nation. n'beating in the major winter storm. >> remebering nelson mandela today marks the beginning of a week of commemoration. south afte afterallan how are pg nelson mandela and his legacy. >> well rochelle they are celebrating nelson mandela with song and chanting and fraser prd laughter. it's been an open air festival all day long. earlier today we went to a huge catholic church not too far from here celebrating his 50th anniversary and celebrates the life of one of the world's great statesmen. attendance today mor more than a thousand. >> the sounds of sowest tweto an that is not just another sunday the congregation of the largeste church celebrates mandela in song and prayer. as similar services are held across south africa in a day of reflex. reflection. we gather here to thank god for his life and we thank god for the blessings that he bestowed on the life of ma d ma. madiba. >> the police were sending tear gas inside of the church to get him out. it was very bad. father sebastian show us the bullet holes from a decade ago. we could have filled them saul
.t.o.'s body and soul. tributes paid to nelson mandela. the issue of subsidies affects 600 million who rely on discounted grain and other agricultural product to survive. the government itself wants to make sure. i made that clear before going to bali that they would not move. they have to enshrine in law that people under the poverty level would be guaranteed a certain amount of grain per month. it's part of the coalition policy and the jewel in the crown of what they achieved in this particular parliament. failing to exempt india and others would have been disaster for any government. we are heading to a general election. parliament will be dissolved and a general election amount. the upa government will go to the masses and say, "this is what we have done for you." they are hoping that the masses will react to that knowing that the subsidy issue will be left indefinitely until a permanent solution can be found, one that india agreed to. >> a philippine congressman joins me from oz low. this is the first deal the world trade organization has completed in 18 years. was it worth the wait? >
time to come. >> south africa beginnings a week of ser -- ceremonies honouring nelson mandela. crowds left flowers, photographs and balloons outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. a memorial service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a
. outside his home in south africa. a spontaneous tribute to nelson mandela, how he changed that country and beyond. a step in the right direction for the u.s. economy, a new report reveals the job picture is rienthing and unmroement is falling. a severe wind and ice storm is moving east. hundreds of thousands are without power, and travel problems are building. ♪ >>> in south africa and around the world people are k looking at the legacy of nelson mandela. meanwhile funeral plans are ama and the first lady will be there to pay their respects. here are some of the details of what is to come. on tuesday decemb10th an official public memorial will be held in johannesberg. his body will lay in state for three days. the memorial's culminate with a state funeral. finally, mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th. >> reporter: tributes are being paid and prayers made for the icon. and now the world can officially say good-bye to nelsonela on december 10th which will be the official memorial service. and then for the following three days his remains will lay in state. but before then so
begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prayer and reflection. >>> and brace yourself. scenes like this are happening across the country today. >>> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone that overlaps with once announced last month by china. it includes a strategic area disputed by the two countries. al jazeera's terry faucet reports. >> it may be about lines in the air but extend over land and sea. this is what south korea called the submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under the very obvious de facto control. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this modified zone includes the air space over ioto waters. >> it's two weeks after china's surprise extension of t
. >>> world leaders now travel to go south africa. they're there to attend the memorial for nelson mandela. >>> and americans around the country are digging out following this latest blast of ice and snow. >> battle over the budget congress on the verge of a new spending deal as lawmakers spe e the bill before leaving for the holidays. it contains some things that the house does not like. >> this is it for this session this year. they're off for the holidays whether the farm deal is not, whether the budget is done or not. whether a whole host of items are normally no brainers for congress. they're having trouble, as you might imagine, as is in surprise getting it done. you heard of a grand bargain. this isn't even a baby grand bargain. this is keeping the music playing to keep the government from shutting down. this deal that has not yet been inked that is likely to come as we understand has done everything but reach very far. provides a framework by which congress can come back in january and pass those spending bills and avoid another catastrophe. over the weekend we heard dick durban, n
and reflexion for nelson mandela. services are held in south africa and half a world away in the u.s. to honor his legacy. >> linennon comes krarning down >> peace keepers in the central contr control. >> massive problems in the midwest, a big winter storm pushes towards the east coast. [ music ] >> we begin tonight with a national day of prayer for the man called south africa's greatest son, nelson mandela was the topic in pulpits around the world today. services of all face honored the former president. a steady flow of more thurners candles and stood with others praying for the civil rights leader. there were scenes like this across sfrikdz today. more now from al jazeera nick schifrin. >> nelson mandela talked about a rainbo nation. his struggle wasn't on behalf of black south africans but on behalf of all segregated and humiliated by racist rulers. >> nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. citizens of all races and religion say mandela created that had unity. at an interfaith service, south africans celebrated the respect that mandela provided them. >> celebrate. it'
.u. >> and a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama and two former presidents expected to attend the memorial service for the late former president. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. as a power struggle grips thailand the prime minister calls for fresh elections. the thousands of protesters in the capital say it's not enough. wayne hay has the latest from bangkok. >> there's no indication from the anti-government protesters that the announcement from the prime minister yingluck shinawatra, that she will dissolve parliament. the goals have changed. they said they would accept the solution and the resignation of the prime minister. that changed into the goal being the removal of the thaksin shinawatra regime - referring to the former prime minister ousted in a coup in 2006 and lives in self-impressed exile. his cysister, yingluck shinawat is the prime minister at the moment. >> at the moment they are continuing a push towards of the office of the prime minister, government house, where they say this will be their final attempt to remove this go. . >> wayne hay rep
. more than 90 world leaders are expected to attend nelson mandela's memorial. efforts to keep them all safe and secure in south africa. >>> car pile ups massive air delays. >>> and major technology companies joining forces to battle the nsa. >>> president obama is on his way to south africa. he is heading the u.s. delegation honoring nelson mandela. the president leaving on air force one just a few hours ago. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute c
for the fallen father of south africa - celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >> a mix of snow, sleet and rain crippling parts of the country, causing pile-up and cancelling hundreds of flights. hopefully they'll make changes that affect the industry. >> and a megabrokerage firm t against any u.s. company. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm mad forward. >> an american war veteran detained in north korea is on his way back to the united states. the u.s. is calling on the koreans to release another american, merrilman was met by american officials in budget airport early saturday. merrill newman is expected to arrive at san francisco around noon eastern time and al jazeera's correspondent has more. >> merrill newman is headed home. the 85-year-old was held captive for a month in north korea. >> i'm glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk has given for me to fe on my own. >> a veteran of the korean war. he was pulled from his flight back from to the united states. he admitted to his wrongdoing and apologised. his age and medical condition played a part. >>
at the table, eight political parties, the british, irish governments negotiating this. how did nelson mandela become involved in 1997? >> well, i made very good friends with chief negotiator, and because i was in south africa for a number of years documenting the transition from apartheid to a free south afri africa. i was also working in northern ireland, where i worked all my life. and i noticed there were similarities i in the behaviorsf northern ireland negotiators and south african negotiators. so in a process of going back and forth i convinced the northern irish negotiators from every side that they could learn something from the south africans and i had them come to thireland with me. sit with the parties of northern ireland for three hours each. and they came back and said, i think we can do something here. and they said, we'll do something when each of the persons who are coming here writes to me and asks for our assistance because we do not interfere in the affairs of other countries. it fell to me to gather those 16 letters, which in due course i delivered, and it took place in ar
for the south african leader nelson mandela. >> the american war veteran retained by north korea since october is due to arrive inwe'rt community where newman was ma wr thanksgiving, but he'll be home for the holidays. when he first made the trip to north korea he could not have imagined how difficult of a trip it would turn out. but now he'll return to the u.s. a great relief for his family. >> i'm very glad to be home. i'm appreciate the government to allow me to be on my way. >> i offered him a ride home but he pointed out there is a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> newman was a soldier in the korean war and his visit was a long-planned vacation down memory lane. but he was no order soldier. the north koreans released this confession, likely forced by newman, admitting his afill ways with the white tigers. for newman the war is history. but for north koreans, newman was an enemy of the state. the two countries never signed a peace treaty, and tec technicaly still at war and his release would need the permission of kim jong-un. >
. >>> a crowd is going to stay for the official service for nelson mandela. johannesburg, area national day of prayer. members of all faith honored the former president. meanwhile a steady flow of mourners stopped by his home in suburban johannesburg. more now from al jazeera's nick schiff rin. >> nelson mandela always talked about a rainbow nation on behalf of all south africans who were segregated by racist rulers. nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. at afternoon interfaith service searchesouth africans celebratee unity that nelson mandela provided them. down the road at an indian rally, perusha thanked him for the difference for her children. >> basically madiba made the change. we were basically part of the deprived lot. we had to use only the baths for indian people. >> her husband suffered the same. he remembers being humiliated just for eating dinner. >> we go out in the evening the buy something to eat and we have to say to the guy, sorry do you serve, and you're more than welcome to buy take aways. >> they have no idea what their parents suffered for them w
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
and synagogues to remember the former president, nelson mandela. glorchltthe day of prayer. we joined the wor worshippers on sunday. >> when i say we pray for the nation. we should pray for us not to forget some of the values that mmamadiba stood for. that he fought for. and we should include those in our reflections. >> people continue to flood to mandela's family home to lay flowers and to pay tribute to him. he will be buried in his an ancestorial home on saturday. >> a day of prayer and reflection is what jacob zummer asked fore. for. you and i have spoke many times about the most difficult years for south africa. you were there for all of it and you studied what mandela did. reflect for a minute i before we go into more detail what this means for you personally. for myself and all south africans this is an event that people have been dreading in many ways. it's an event that south africans have shown is one that can be celebrated. it's not only the death of nelson ma mandela is being mour. it's a life that promised so much and gave so much to other people. these are the key issues for al
of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost its greatest son. yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him, what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell. our beloved m arktiva, will be accord add state funeral. i have ordered that all flags of the republic of south africa will be lowered to half mast, from tomorrow 6th december and to remain at half mast until after the funeral. as we gather to pay our lasting respects, let us conduct ourselves with the dignity and respect that he personified. let us be mindful of his wishes and the wishes of his family. as we gather wherever we are in the country and wherever we are in the world. let us call the values for which he fought. will the us reaffirm his vision, in his society where none is exploited, oprezzed, or dispossessed by another. let us economist ourselves to strive together spelling neither strength nor courage to build a united nonracial nonsex cyst democrati
their respects to nelson mandela. pentagon's plans for central african republic. coming up. power outages across the country, all because of one big storm that is still causing trouble. radio. >> world leaders from nearly 100 nations are making their way to south africa to honor one man: nelson mandela. a public memorial service will be held for the iconic leader tomorrow. ali velshi is in johannesburg with more on the di dignitaries arriving in south africa. >> the dignitaries are coming. some are still on their way. i was on the plane with jimmy carter, he spoke to me, he said in all the years he has known nelson mandela, nelson mandela never thanked him for what the american government did to end apartheid. here is why. >> i would say after i had many talks with nelson mandela, i never heard him say that he was grateful to the united states. he was greafer to cuba, he was -- greafer t grateful to ott spoke up for him when he was still in prison. he was grateful to others who condemned the apartheid regime. but i don't think he felt his freedom and the change that took place in south africa wa
to come. including we're live in johannesburg where people remember the life and legacy of nelson mandela. >> what would you like to do? >> go home and see my disbelieve the u.s. war veteran released from north carolina i--from norh korea is finally on his way home. >> ukraine's president has returned from talks in sochi without an agreement on trade ties. more than that from our european news center in london. >> reporter: adrian, yes, victor yanukovych's rejection of the e.u. he was expected to conclude a deal with vladimir putin instead, but nothing has been signed. well, pro e.u. and anti-yanukovych protests in kiev are now in its third week. it began when yanukovych pulled out of a deal with e.u. will there be a deal be made between russia and ukrainian is? is it still going to happen? >> reporter: they haven't signed on the dotted line but discussions are still open and ongoing with moscow. unlike for the moment negotiith the european union, which you were saying were rejection of that trade agreement. sparked off these pro european demonstrations. some reports even suggesting that
, at that time, it was jordan. >> it was eight years later that nelson mandela became a grow man. >> you add a man that spent 27 years in prison, and the day he was released, he displayed the acumen and energy to the person who has been a president the before. amazing. amazing what insight he had in the minds of people, and for that matter, into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the negotiation process that led to a peaceful transfer of power was mandela's insistence that all could win. >> we handed over power, but we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and surrender when you do the right thing. you liberate yourself. that's what we he did. it was not a capitulation, it was liberation. >> and a man whohj÷ says he was liberated from a statement nelson mandela made during his trial all those years ago. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harm knee with equal opportunities. that he concluded by saying it is an ideal which i hope to live for and achieve, but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared
to pay tribute to nelson mandela, other tributes will be made by world leaders who are also expected ahead of a memorial on tuesday at the stadium. and south africa's first black president died last week on tuesday and we are if -- in johannesburg and what are they doing for the mediva? >> reporter: they are making up the state funeral of nelson mandela in an hour or sos time and in cape town will sit in parliament and special session the last time nelson mandela appeared was 2010 to mark the 20st and verse of of his release from prison and with the national congress mps mandela and second wife and oldest grandson will be there as will the last leader of apartheid south africa. and elsewhere of course attention will turn to the arriving tidal wave of leaders and dignitaries and celebrities arriving here and the u.s. president expected later as for as three other former presidents and dozens more for this enormous memorial service that will take place in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 world cup and something that nelson mandela had a lot to do with bringing it to south
in south africa for the state funeral of nelson mandela. more than 90 heads of state will fly in for the event of the f and b stadium in suweto. president obama is on his way with his first lady michelle and bill clinton and george bush are on their way. mandela believed education was the foundation of a new south africa. but the legacy of apartheid is proving hard to overcome. al jazeera's feda gresse has the story. >> nelson mandela enjoying his favorite date, supporting and encouraging children in school. from the start of his career as an antiapartheid activist the statesman put education at the top of the schedule. to educate the nation's once depressed youth. in 1996, the suweto, then the language of oppression. linda molefe was one of those young students who rioted. he is now the principal of a secondary school one of suweto's most successful. he keeps eye over the classes acutely aware of the country's lessons. >> we are throwing without, knowing exactly. but later because of these little meetings or little held at night or in some corners they were trying to educate
to south africa to honor one man: nelson mandela. among those already in south africa former u.s. president jimmy carter who is in johannesburg. kofe annan. and the former president of ireland is there. dozens of others are en route. president obama and the first lady left for south africa, board air force 1 joined by george bush and his wife. are ali velshi is leading our team in johannesburg. ali, set the scene for us literally hours before the event tomorrow in johannesburg. >> well it's gone cold, tony, it's raining tonight in johannesburg. it was a clear day. police were setting up barricades and rerouting. you could see dignitaries coming in and police convoys. as you said jimmy carter is here as well. george w. bush, bill clinton will be here, world leaders from all over the place. i had a chance to sit down with jimmy carter, who knew nelson mandela very well. he was on the same plane coming down. he said in all the times he knew nelson mandela, he never said thank you to the u.s. government to end apartheid. here's why. >> i would say i had many talks with nelson mandela. i never h
nelson mandela. this is the scene where he used to live. mourners have been bringing flowers and some are still out there dancing and celebrating. mandela died on thursday. he was 95 years old. >> reporter: thnelson mandela lived here disguiseds as a gardner for a long member of time. and here he met with members of anti-national congress and here they plot the revelation, the way in which the regime would be toppled. the police raided this farm 50 years ago and arrested members of the anc. mandela was on his way back to his farm when he was arrested the by a roadblock, beginning the long, long prison sentence he served behind bars. man came to light candles and lay flowers. many events taking place, this is what a spokesman for the family has to say. >> on behalf of thema of of thea family, we have grave sadness for the passing of nelson mandela two days ago. >> the words of nelson mandela of what became known as the ra rabonia trial. he said i have stood against white domination. i have stood against black domination. i have always cherished a society of democracy where people can l
in for nelson mandela and world leaders are on their way to join in. >> myanmar has promised to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013. but with the deadline approaching more than 200 protesters are still facing trial. as reports from the irwati delta, many are farmers fighting for their land. the officer tile plains of the delta often described as the race basket of myanmar, for many years part of the planned stood idle after it was confiscated by the government in the 1990s. >> reporter: land seizures were common, but speaking out against them was almost unheard of. today people are encouraged by a wave of political reform and more willing to demand their rights. some do that by simply working on land that they consider theirs an act of defiance that has landed some in prison. >> it's possible to give back the lapped which was lawlessly confiscated from farmers as long as we're united. [ protesters ] >> reporter: they're becoming boulder, taking their grievances to the streets, but there have been con consequences. >> the wealthy croonies and those who confiscated the land rem
africans are uniting in of reflection in memory of l day nelson mandela. at his family home people are mourning. nelson mandela died this week at 95. u. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon will be among the world leaders on tuesday. >> i'm joined from soweto. it's become a symbol of the antiapartheid struggle. haru mutasa, it's a day of reflection and prayer. tell us more about how south africans will spend their sunday. >> take a look at this. it's packed. people from all walks of life, and races coming to remember the priest is speaking. try to learn from mandela, try and do good things. other people are in synagogues. people will go to parks, sit with family and friends and discuss what they remember about nelson mandela. let's tell the world what he loves and what we can learn. >> and remembering him, of course we realise he's in state, but to be there will not be possible because the place will be taken by diplomats and politicians. what is the government putting in place for the people. >> they are putting in big screens so people can watch and see what is going on. it's okay
of state or governments have now quirmtd they will be attending memorial events for nelson mandela. south africans have been gathering to remember their first black president. ♪ >> the nationwide day of prayer marks the formal start of a week of commemorations which will end with a state funeral. president jacob zuma joined some of the worshipers on sunday. >> when i say we pray for the nation is that we should pray for us not to forget some of the values that madiba stood for. that he fought for. that he sacrificed his life for. we should include those in our reflections. >> sara matasso reports. >> to resh nelson mandela and celebrate his life. people have come onto the streets and here in suweto, people have been doing what they were told to do, meet with their friends and talk about nelson mandela. this is what happened at the moment. all these people in the streets in the restaurant talking about nelson mandela telling themselves how they can be good people. simple, giving something to someone who needs food, giving money to someone who needs help. being a good citizen. as they cou
of nelson mandela signals the end of an era, one dominated by a group of political tie tatans bound by friendship and wanting to create a life for all. >> on nelson mandela's burial, there is a question to be answered, whether a new generation of leaders is able to complete the work begun by those who are now gone. mike hannah, al jazeera, johannesburg. >> joining us for more is shonina moquina who group up in a south africa divided by apartheid. >> thank you. >> when you think about south africa and its future and the future of the anc, what do you think? what are you most concerned about? >> well, you know, the ac has basically two options. they can could not doing more of the same which is continue being the political party it is right now, or it can try to make itself into a party of the 21st century. and so it has to think about the young voters, the people who were born after apartheid, who were born even in the 1990s, who are now the youngest voters in south africa. those are the people it has created strategy for and has to convince to go to the poles and to vote. >> right n
can see people still outside nelson mandela's mouse in johannesburg. mike hanna is now reporting. >> reporter: mandela's name rings out in the church as they sing in praise. this is an occasion both joyful and solemn, mirroring the national reaction to the death of the celebrated south african leader. throughout the country it goes through churches, the service attended by the south african president jacob zuma accompanied bus mandela's former wife. they remember the men they affectionately knew as madiba. >> when i say we pray for the nation, we pray for us not to forget some of the values that madiba stood for, that he fought for, that he sacrificed his life for. we should include those in our reflections. >> reporter: a song, too, from a new generation. some of these children born free in the democracy that mandela had fought for. it's not just in the christian churches that prayers for mandela are held this sunday. at mosques and synagogues around the country, the faithful are gathering. at this event south africa's religious leaders. muslim, jewish and christian divided in f
family to attend school where a missionary teacher gave him the first name nelson. his political activist began in college where he was in student council and stepped down and boycotted because of conditions at the school and he moved to johannesburg and studied law and became a part of the congress and fighting the segregation that was so deeply devisive and it was sharper when they elected a white government that passed laws taking segregation to an extreme, complete racial separation, the resettlement of 3 million people to black home lands, denying their right to vote and travel stripping them of citizenship. nelson mandela was only 30. he soon became convinced peaceful demonstrations would never be enough to uproot the oppressive racist structure and he helped form and run an armed gorilla movement, bomb ings and sabotage in the early 60s led to his arrest and prosecution along with others in the movement. convicted but spared a death sentence mandela would spend more than a quarter of a century, 27 years behind prison walls. 18 of those years at the robin island. outside the antiapa
as yesterday, but life will carry on. >> archbishop desmund tutu articulating the loss of nelson mandela. across the world, people are mourning the loss of the former south african president. near his home many are celebrating the life of the man. there will be public remembrances for mandela next week. the funeral is scheduled for december 15th. nick help us understand how mandela's loss is being felt there? >> yeah, people are remembering the man they simply called tata. they are remembering this global symbol of reconciliation. he transcended both class and race. >>> for south africans today is for mourning. he was the father of this country. >> we'll have to accept that humble request and [ inaudible ] >> he might have been sick for a long time, but people here are still shocked. they have lost a revolutionary leader, their first black president. in johannesberg an outpouring of love. and in his foundation a yearning for their leader. >> even though one knew this day would come, there is still a huge sense of loss, a deep sense of emptiness. >> reporter: in a black village about 30 m
. >>> two days, vigils and memorials continue in south africa. we go to nelson mandela's former home where the tribute goes on since the passing of nelson mandela. tell us what it is that we're seeing behind pup there seems to be this energy with the crowd there. >> it's an incredible energy. i think that's absolutely right. we're talking about losing an icon or mourning this man. but here there is a celebration, a real aor how we transformed this country. how he improved this no carrierg Ñ
>> younited across the fault li. and nelson mandela wen wept teaf joy on that stage. to think a man that sacrificed so much and 25 years in prison among many hue mai humiliationse would cry because his country had the right to host of the world cup. sports triggered the euphoric nationalism that never had been experienced in south africa. that plaque and white could finally feel they are cheering on the same country. >>. >> mandela championed for sports and he navigated his life and reign has president. he came to lead and the letionzsy hlegacyhe left behind. >> let's head down to washington, d.c. joie, chen it's proappropriate to take up gist . tonight we'll have a profile of a man convicted in a drug crime. we investigate the use of mandatory sentencing requirement. that attempt to bring the drug trade under control can lead to strong arming and plea deal that cannot be much of a deal at auld. all. >> co cop a plea or pay a price. if you don't plead you will pay a price for not pleading. it's not about the crime you did but your failure to plead. >> we'll be joined at the top of t
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